Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection

Williamsburg’s authentic, rustic lodge
Completed in 1939 by John D. Rockefeller Jr., the rustic Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection was the first Colonial Williamsburg hotel to open as Rockefeller helped spearhead the historic town’s restoration.

Today, the hotel features 323 guest rooms, a restaurant, bar and lounge, and a 45,000 square-foot meeting space for banquets, expos, meetings and weddings. Original blue stone floors, cypress-paneled walls and folk art inspired by the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum (which is just down the street) add to the cozy and warm charm of Rockefeller’s lodge, giving travelers a rustic and renewing escape to this day.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Across the street from the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel is The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, offering three swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms and a fitness center.
  • Adjacent to the spa is the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club’s much-lauded Gold Course. The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club’s 400 acres are home to three golf courses as well as an Audubon sanctuary.
  • All the rooms in the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel include folk art, and the bedding patterns and designs are inspired by Colonial Williamsburg’s museum collections.
  • For art lovers, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are less than a half a mile walk down the road from the lodge.
Things to Know
  • Williamsburg Lodge provides complimentary shuttle transportation around the perimeter of the Revolutionary City.
  • Don’t want to drive? Bicycles are available for rent from The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg.
  • As a guest of the lodge, you’ll receive a special discounted rate on tickets and passes to Colonial Williamsburg and its attractions.
The Rooms
  • Patterns and designs from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries are seen in the quilts, draperies and pillows used in the lodge’s 323 guest rooms, which are furnished with pieces constructed from warm woods.
  • Folk-inspired artwork and tapestries line the cedar-paneled walls in the guest rooms and hallways of the lodge.
  • The room options at the historic hotel range from 325-square-foot superior guest rooms with queen-sized beds to 500-square-foot lodge suites with a queen bed, separate sitting quarters and kitchenette area.
  • Four guesthouses (the Ashby and Curtis houses with 30 rooms, and the Nicholas and Tyler houses with 38 new rooms) add an extra measure of privacy and are connected to the main lodge by a series of covered walkways.
The Restaurants
  • Traditions, open for breakfast and lunch daily, celebrates fresh, seasonal Mid-Atlantic cuisine, and sources seafood from the Chesapeake Bay with chicken, beef and pork supplied by Virginia farmers.
  • To celebrate the state’s terroir, Traditions offers a suitable selection of Virginia wines.
  • Sweet Tea & Barley offers refined Southern cuisine at the bar or on the patio, where fire pits and comfortable couches set the mood.
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
310 South England Street, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
ORF (45-55 min)   PHF (24-28 min)  
Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection
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